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Bahrain to normalize relations with Israel, White House announces

2020-09-12 09:13:28       source:Politico

September 10, 2020

Bahrain will be the second Arab country to normalize relations with Israel during the Trump presidency, the White House announced Friday.

The news comes only a few weeks after the United Arab Emirates and Israel agreed to normalize relations under a deal brokered by the United States. Bahrain would be the fourth Arab nation to recognize Israel, which has been treated as a state-non-grata by much of the Arab world for decades.

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner hinted to reporters Friday that other Arab countries could follow suit.

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